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Protection of Aboriginal diet

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Abstract

One aspect of public concern about uranium mining in Australia has centred on possible harm to humans, particularly Aboriginal people arising from the release of radionuclides into the environment. A dose assessment model was developed based on the dispersion of radionuclides in water, their bioaccumulation in aquatic and terrestrial animals and the diet of the critical group. Of the diet components, the consumption of freshwater mussels, fish and water lilies gives rise to greater than 90% of the total exposure. On the bases of modelling dose estimates, showing which variables are more significant in the estimation of radiation exposure resulting from release of water from Ranger, limits have been deducted from the maximum annual quantity of radionuclides that can be added to Magela Creek waters without causing members of this community to be exposed to significant amounts of radiations. 2 figs., ills.
Authors:
Johnston, A [1] 
  1. Office of the Supervising Scientist for the Alligator Rivers Region, Sydney (Australia)
Publication Date:
May 01, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-21-058573; EDB-90-114175
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Australian Science Mag; (Australia); Journal Volume: 31
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADIATION PROTECTION; BIOLOGICAL MODELS; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; DIET; CONTAMINATION; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; DOSE LIMITS; FOOD CHAINS; HALF-LIFE; HEALTH HAZARDS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; LEAD 210; NORTHERN TERRITORY; POLONIUM 210; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; RADIUM 226; RANGER DEPOSIT; THORIUM 230; URANIUM 238; URANIUM MINES; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALKALINE EARTH ISOTOPES; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; AUSTRALASIA; AUSTRALIA; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CARBON 14 DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ECOSYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HAZARDS; HEAVY ION DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LEAD ISOTOPES; MASS TRANSFER; MINERAL RESOURCES; MINES; NANOSEC LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NEON 24 DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEI; POLONIUM ISOTOPES; POPULATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM ISOTOPES; RESOURCES; SAFETY STANDARDS; STANDARDS; THORIUM ISOTOPES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; URANIUM DEPOSITS; URANIUM ISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 655003* - Medical Physics- Dosimetry; 540330 - Environment, Aquatic- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
7037205
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0729-6924; CODEN: ASCME
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 35-36
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Citation Formats

Johnston, A. Protection of Aboriginal diet. Australia: N. p., 1989. Web.
Johnston, A. Protection of Aboriginal diet. Australia.
Johnston, A. 1989. "Protection of Aboriginal diet." Australia.
@misc{etde_7037205,
title = {Protection of Aboriginal diet}
author = {Johnston, A}
abstractNote = {One aspect of public concern about uranium mining in Australia has centred on possible harm to humans, particularly Aboriginal people arising from the release of radionuclides into the environment. A dose assessment model was developed based on the dispersion of radionuclides in water, their bioaccumulation in aquatic and terrestrial animals and the diet of the critical group. Of the diet components, the consumption of freshwater mussels, fish and water lilies gives rise to greater than 90% of the total exposure. On the bases of modelling dose estimates, showing which variables are more significant in the estimation of radiation exposure resulting from release of water from Ranger, limits have been deducted from the maximum annual quantity of radionuclides that can be added to Magela Creek waters without causing members of this community to be exposed to significant amounts of radiations. 2 figs., ills.}
journal = {Australian Science Mag; (Australia)}
volume = {31}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Australia}
year = {1989}
month = {May}
}